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Thanks Change for the Destiny beta code, and also thanks to Evs for the offer. The game downloaded about 30 minutes before bed time, but I was able to play the first level.

Looks like Destiny will be a fantastic game to demo virtual surround with, as I was getting very impressive audio cues with my Mixamp and Ultrasone 15G.

As for the game itself, not too impressed with it's graphics and gameplay (really just Halo with a new skin, and Borderlands style system), but I can see the appeal. If you love Halo, you'll love Destiny. It plays exactly the same, barring a few design differences obviously. They call this game Halo: Destiny, and it'd make all the sense in the world.

I guess I just expected too much out of next gen.

Not hating on the game. Its definitely gonna be a blast to fans of those types of games.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/18/14 at 11:55pm
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No problem. I still have two codes available... first come, first serve. Must have a US account.
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Hi, i hope you (someone) can help me with my problem. So iam looking for headphones (my first pair in fact). I dont really have a real budget only a maximum amount i want so spent which would be around 160€ (NOT $! :P ).

 

So iam looking for headphones (Over-Ear and Open) that has great positional accuracy to locate ppl in first-person shooters (mainly counter strike go) and also music but the main point is positional accuracy! But i cannot really find a good pair in this guide.


For example the AD700(x) would seem to be a great choice but start at 175€ in europe(germany).

 

So to make things a little bit faster. My personal favorite are the Sennheiser HD's (518 85euro, 558 130euro, 598 160euro) and i would really like to know if there are better choise in the prince range "xx to ~160€ than the Sennheiser (for example AKG k612) for competitive gaming.

 

And which Sennheiser HD's would you recommend if not. (Price/Performance wise)

 

Hopefully my english isn't too bad and you understand my problem. I really dont want to **** up my first headphone purchase :)

 

Edit:

Gonna post stuff here since responding all the time might be kinda spamming

 

Akg q701 starts at 237 euro in germany so thats no option =/ or well a very expensive one :) /akg 701 187euro, akg 702 207euro ;( )


Edited by Sek911 - 7/19/14 at 8:46am
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160 euro will be about 220 usd to go for AKG Q701

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Akg q701 starts at 237 euro in germany

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Hey all,

 

I'm looking for headphones that have a detachable cable, won't require an amp and have excellent positional accuracy/clarity and cues for FPS gaming.

 

Headphones I have already considered and rejected for various reasons:

Sennheiser HD558/598

Philips Fidelio X1

 

I'm now leaning towards the Superlux HD668B with various mods but its not ideal.

 

Appreciate any suggestions!

 

Cheers

 

Edit: Forgot to mention, preferably under $200.


Edited by Brozuf - 7/19/14 at 10:53am
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Hey all,

 

I'm looking for headphones that have a detachable cable, won't require an amp and have excellent positional accuracy/clarity and cues for FPS gaming.

 

Headphones I have already considered and rejected for various reasons:

Sennheiser HD558/598

Philips Fidelio X1

 

I'm now leaning towards the Superlux HD668B with various mods but its not ideal.

 

Appreciate any suggestions!

 

Cheers

 

Soundmagic HP200?

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Soundmagic HP200?

That is a great suggestion! I was hoping to find something below $200 though (I'll edit my post) but I might be willing to get them. Any less expensive options on the top of your head? Thanks!

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Hey everyone, I've been listening to the HP100 with SB Omni extensively the past couple days, mostly with music rather than gaming as I haven't had much time to play anything.  I did use it with Borderlands 2, Dynasty Warriors 8 and Mercenary Kings though, and they sounded great overall.

 

However, I noticed something while listening to music.  I have kind of strange tastes in music, and I mostly listen to classical or "electric" strings (think Bond and Lindsey Stirling) along with musicals (Les Mis, Wicked), game soundtracks (Transistor, Shovel Knight), and occasional rock or guitar (Joe Satriani).  All the vocals sound excellent on the HP100, and I've come to love the subdued but accurate bass response as well.  However, sometimes I feel the highs (especially on classical strings) sound a bit shrill... is this "sibilance"?  Has anyone else encountered this on the HP100's?

 

My Shure 1540 pads should come in tomorrow, so I'm hoping they will improve the highs a bit.

 

I'm new at this so I'm still getting to know my preferred sound signature.  I think I wouldn't mind a bit more mid-bass and less harsh highs, but I'm not sure yet since I've yet to make any comparisons.

 

I hope to buy some open headphones later, probably after I finish my move to China in a couple months.  I'd like to get some headphones that will last me several years, so I'm currently looking at the $200-$350 price range.  I'm still doing some research on a bunch of headphones in that range atm, but it's difficult to figure out my "dream" phone since everyone's preferences are so different :)  I may come back with 3-4 after I've narrowed them down and figured out my preferred priorities in order to ask for some recommendations.

 

Thanks everyone!  I only joined a week ago and my wallet already hurts!  ...but my ears are forever grateful :)

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Akg q701 starts at 237 euro in germany

K612?

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I have set my ps4 to dolby bitstream and I am getting better directional audio now with my dac amp and headset..i had it set on linear pcm before I changed my settings, did the update change something?

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That is a great suggestion! I was hoping to find something below $200 though (I'll edit my post) but I might be willing to get them. Any less expensive options on the top of your head? Thanks!

 

In the sub-$200 range you'll have to make some concessions. Requiring a detachable cable limits you. Maybe the KRK KNS8400? There's one available in the for sale thread for a great price ($70). It's a closed can that has a relatively neutral response but with a little emphasis on the low end. It's quite comfortable and it has decent positioning. It won't be amazing but that's simply because it's a closed can. The Q701 sounds decent without an amp so don't let the comments saying an amp is best deter you from considering it. An amp definitely improves it, but that's true for many headphones. Even my HE-400 sound decent without a strong amp but they certainly improve once one is added to the chain.


Edited by AxelCloris - 7/19/14 at 1:56pm
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So I read through some headphone reviews but I still unsure which one to get. I'm a competitive FPS gamer and I was looking at the K612 Pros and the HD598s or the AD700x and AD900x which aren't in this review. I was wondering which one is the best for competitive gaming and music.

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What portable DAC/AMPs are you guys using? I'm thinking about getting the JDS LABs C5D, preferrably something stronger as it's supposed to be too weak for headphones like the HD 650. 
My only portable amp is the E12, but I still prefer using a desktop amp. I'm actually pleased at how well my DSS drives my 600 ohm DT880 on it's own: low distortion, but I have to have the volume almost all the way up. Problem is, the DT880 sounds TOO precise and the lean mids leave me feeling bored. I haven't given up on it yet, and it's definitely god-tier for gaming, but separation is so clear that music sounds like a bunch of instruments playing at the same time.
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Oh don't get me wrong, I am a huge a-hole.  I just want to scare away any noobies by being too mean too soon.

In other news, any PS4 owners streaming Destiny right now?  I need a fix until I can get home and fire up the PS3 beta (to hold me over until Xbone beta).  @Evshrug
 I'm lookin at you!
Sorry bud! I posted a cool clip to my Facebook page tho:
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I have a extra destiny code for ps4...pm me if u need it. For the US psn.
Edited by lenroot77 - 7/19/14 at 3:23pm
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